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  1. […] latest Mere Fidelity podcast has just gone online. This week, Matt, Derek, and I are joined by special guest, Sean McDowell to […]


  2. […] articles on his blog that I can commend to you to draw your interest. Also, there is a great podcast interview with Sean McDowell at Mere Orthodoxy. I had a wonderful opportunity to hear Sean speak a few years ago at an apologetics conference. […]


  3. Clarke Morledge March 7, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Thanks for the interview with Sean. Now, can you all arrange a discussion between Sean and Candida Moss? Now, that would be something!!


  4. Stephen Crawford March 17, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I appreciated Sean’s comments highlighting the reason why early Christian martyrs died. I have this hunch that sometimes really solid Christian apologetics are sometimes concealed by the form they take, like the argument: “Christians died for their faith; other people don’t do this; therefore, you should believe in Christianity.” As a straightforward argument that is designed to compel someone to belief against their will, no, this doesn’t seem to hold up so well. However, the martyrs’ deaths aren’t like other deaths. There’s a peculiar logic at work in them that radiates through their actions. So I don’t think they compel someone against his or her will, but they are persuasive. As the word “martyr” suggests, her death is one of the greatest proclamations of the Gospel. The loveliness of the Evangel is strikingly put on display. It’s worlds apart from, say, a suicide bomber.


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